Born in Cardiff, Wales in 1958, Ross Lovegrove studied industrial design at Manchester Polytechnic before going on to earn his Master’s degree in design at London’s Royal College of the Arts in 1983. During the early 1980s, Lovegrove worked for Frog Design in West Germany, contributing to projects like the Apple iMac and Sony Walkman. He next moved to Paris, where he worked with Knoll International on multiple projects, including the noted Alessandri office systems.
During this period, Lovegrove was invited to join the Atelier de Nîmes, a studio whose members also included Philippe Starck, Jean Nouvel, Gérard Barrau, and Martine Bedin. The atelier worked with clients such as Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and DuPont. In 1986, Lovegrove moved back to England and opened a London studio with Julian Brown. In 1990, he founded his own practice, Studio X, also in London.
Lovegrove’s work is inspired by the beauty and logic of nature, and is characterized by a strong environmental awareness. He pares his designs down to their most essential elements and consistently utilizes the most cutting-edge technology available to produce his pieces. His overall aesthetic is simultaneously naturalistic and futuristic.
He lives and works in London.